|Posted by:||Gordon McDonald|
|So, having donned dark glasses and a copy of the Daily Mail underarm, I decided to visit Chiswick Poundland for the very first time yesterday. The challenge? Shaving gel at home was reaching dangerously low levels and urgent action was needed. And shaving gel is all the same, isn’t it?|
I approached the store and – having avoided a couple of buggy-bound and crying nippers (bereft at the loss of McDonald’s no doubt) I slid in, unnoticed.
The first thing that struck me was the poor design of the store (“How much is the design, please?” was answered with “That’ll be £1” it seems) and the narrowness of the aisles, especially as you enter.
‘Hey ho’ I thought, ‘you get what you pay for’ and I whizzed towards the toiletries section, but not before passing some locals, clearly gobsmacked by the value on offer. I passed by dozens and dozens of displays, filled with a thousand things I couldn’t possibly want or need. Or so it seemed.
After picking up two tins of shaving gel, I managed to score another three items (dusters – which I have NEVER used in my life) and some (water-thin) bleach.
The checkout staff all perfectly sweet and chatty took £5 off me and waved me goodbye.
Gel *used* this morning. First tin didn’t work at all as broken ‘pressy’ bit. But benefit of doubt given (happened once from Boots too!). Second tin works. See, it was worth it after all and the world (or at least Chiswick) is a better place for the grace of Poundland.
A wave of disappointment soon covers me (or not). The stuff that comes from tin is a little more latherous than (branded) Fairy Liquid and struggles to remain attached to face. Shaving experience: 3/10.
The moral of the story? You get what you pay for.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Poundland…the review||02/10/14 09:57:00||Gordon McDonald|
|Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 10:08:00||Vanessa Smith|
|Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 10:52:00||Michael Laird|
|Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 11:10:00||Aubrey Crawley|
|Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 11:39:00||Richard Greenhough|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 11:58:00||Andy Pease|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 12:04:00||Gordon McDonald|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 12:29:00||Guy Lambert|
|Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 12:12:00||John Postlethwaite|
|Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 12:38:00||Samia Mirza|
|Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 12:57:00||Carl Wynne|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 13:24:00||bobby osborne|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 13:25:00||Julian Pavey|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 14:42:00||Samia Mirza|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 15:22:00||Pete Mayes|
|Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 16:57:00||Andy Rooney|
|Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 17:22:00||Pete Mayes|
|Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 17:24:00||John Postlethwaite|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review||02/10/14 17:33:00||Pete Mayes|
|Primark||02/10/14 15:08:00||Tricia Crossley|
|Re:Poundland||03/10/14 13:46:00||Peter Hogan|